‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’: Majestic dishes up final dinner theatre of the season

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Pictured Left to Right Back Row: Regina Dixon of Bedford as Willa May Wilcox, Rohan-Kabir Amin of Manchester as Piney. Front Row: Sheila Melanson of Bedford as Reba Harper, Robert Lalime of Derry as Tom Lamont, Elizabeth Leach of Nashua as Myra Marlowe and Betty Fortin of Londonderry as Cora Gump.
Pictured Left to Right Back Row: Regina Dixon of Bedford as Willa May Wilcox, Rohan-Kabir Amin of Manchester as Piney. Front Row: Sheila Melanson of Bedford as Reba Harper, Robert Lalime of Derry as Tom Lamont, Elizabeth Leach of Nashua as Myra Marlowe and Betty Fortin of Londonderry as Cora Gump.

MANCHESTER, NH – The Majestic Theatre will present the comedic dinner theatre presentation of “A Bad Year For Tomatoes” on April 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and on April 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Executive Court Banquet Facility.

The show deals with the very funny misfortunes of a famous television actress who seeks to “get away from it all” in a small New England town.

A comedy, by John Patrick, follows the famous Myra Marlowe who is fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career. Myra leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography. She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy, omnipresent neighbors is a different matter. In an attempt to shoo them away, and gain some privacy, Myra invents a mad, homicidal sister — who is kept locked in an upstairs room, but who occasionally escapes long enough to scare off uninvited visitors. The ruse works well, at first, but complications result when the local handyman develops an affection for “Sister Sadie” (really Myra in a fright wig) and some of the more officious ladies decide it is their Christian duty to save the poor demented Sadie’s soul. In desperation Myra announces that her imaginary sibling has suddenly gone off to Boston — which brings on the sheriff and the suspicion of murder! Needless to say, all is straightened out in the end, but the uproarious doings will keep audiences laughing right up to the final curtain, and then some.

Majestic’s production, under the direction of Becky Rush of Northwood, stars Regina Dixon of Bedford; Betty Fortin of Londonderry; Rohan-Kabir  Amin of Manchester; Robert Lalime of Derry; Elizabeth Leach of Nashua; and Sheila Melanson of Bedford. .

All inclusive dinner theatre on April 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and on April 3 at 1:30 p.m. $42 Friday/Saturday and $38 Sunday.

All performances will be held at The Executive Court Banquet Facility located at 1199 South Mammoth Road, Manchester.

Don’t miss out! Order your tickets today by visiting or calling the box office at 603-669-7469 or visit www.majestictheatre.net to purchase online. Advance reservations required. Limited tickets available up to 3 hours prior to event start. Parties wishing to sit together are encouraged to reserve together. The Majestic is a non-profit NH community arts organization. Visit www.majestictheatre.net for more information.


 

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